News Briefs

Airport Board meets today to consider TEDD


The Airport Board will hold a special meeting to consider action on a Targeted Economic Development District at the airport. Public comment will be taken on the subject. The meeting will be today, Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Airport Terminal. The meeting is open to the public; the next board meeting following this will be Nov. 1.

Annual Brooks Hall ‘mall’ craft fair 


Fall, Halloween and Christmas craft items and gifts will be on offer Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Brook’s Community Building. The assortment of goodies includes woodworking, wood burning, embroidered items, china paint, homemade soap, Halloween decorations, lots of other craft items, jewelry and horseshoe decorations. Christina Busy Bee’s will be having a bake sale, and there will be homemade soup will be available for lunch.


Celebrate ‘Lights on Afterschool’ with the Boys and Girls Club


The Boys and Girls Club of Lewistown is having another scattered progressive dinner to celebrate its “Lights on Afterschool” event on Oct. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come visit the Club and meet the staff. For more information, contact the Boys and Girls Club at 535-2257.


Come to ‘Boobie Bingo’ – honor breast cancer awareness


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the local Montana Cancer Screening Program will host a “Boobie Bingo” fundraiser at the Elks Club on Oct. 26 from 6-10 p.m.; costumes are encouraged. Raffle, door prizes, 50/50 and food and drink specials will be available. The funds raised will help local men and women get the screenings they need, and also offset the costs for women who may not qualify for the Montana Cancer Screening Program.

Local citizens are encouraged to wear pink on Oct. 19, and businesses and agencies are asked to please display information about breast cancer and the Montana Cancer Screening Program. We have lots of information, pink ribbons and pink supplies for your business. Please call Sue Irvin, site coordinator at 535-8811, for information or for pink supplies.


Honor our dead by tidying up Forest Grove


The Forest Grove Cemetery Association is having a cemetery cleanup at the Forest Grove Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.


No drivers’ licenses Oct. 23–27


The Lewistown Driver License Office will be closed Oct. 23 through Oct. 27 for training. For more information contact the office at (866) 450-8034.


Fergus County commissioners consider floodplain permit


The Board of Fergus County commissioners will hold their regular business meeting today, Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 5:15 p.m. in the commissioners’ office on the second floor of the courthouse. Items on the agenda include personnel announcements and the Floodplain Permit No. 06-2017-FC – Arnold Bridge Replacement. This meeting is open to the public. 


Library Board and Library Friends to have meetings this month


The Lewistown Public Library Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.

The quarterly Friends of the Library meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 12 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.

Both meetings are open to the public.


Make your home more fire safe on Thursday


Lime Kiln and adjoining Judith Mountain area homeowners are invited to a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Judith Mountain Lodge.

The BLM fuels mitigation program, which provides grant funds for fuels cleanup on the immediate area around a home site, will be discussed. BLM and Snowy Mountain Development Corp. staff will conduct the meeting, along with Conservation District staff. Please join us to learn how this program might help you. For more info call SMDC at 535-2591.


Moose to host Harvest Day dinner


The Women of the Moose will host a Harvest Day dinner on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Lewistown. The dinner will honor products grown locally and in Montana. All members, guests, friends and hungry people are invited to help us celebrate an abundant and blessed harvest.


Port Authority meets today


The Port Authority will meet this morning, Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 8 a.m. at the Stockman Bank conference room. Items on the agenda include some miscellaneous old business and discussion of findings at the Board meeting with Big Sky Economic group in Billings, Oct 12. This meeting is open to the public.


Pray for the nation this Saturday


Saturday, Oct. 21 from 12 p.m. (noon), join us on the courthouse steps in “Prayer for Our Nation.” The Rosary Rally will be in unison with around 22,000 groups across the U.S. All denominations welcome.


Two-step into your dancing boots with Silver Sage on Saturday


The Silver Sage Country Band is scheduled to play for the Oct. 21, Saturday afternoon dance. The band features Lloyd McKenna on mandolin and guitar, Meryl McKenna on piano, Barbara Engle on bass guitar and Don Engle on lead guitar. All will participate in harmony vocals.

The dance hall is located at the corner of Third Avenue South and Barnes Street. The dance goes from 2 to 4 p.m. Dancers of all ages are welcome.

There will be a coffee/cookie break at 3 p.m. There is a small admission fee.


Central Montana goes solar


Citizens interested in solar power are invited to a free “Solar Film Festival” Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Lewistown Public Library. The new film “Central Montana Goes Solar” will premiere, featuring a wide range of local ranch, residential, commercial and government solar installations, including Fergus Electric Co-op’s new solar project. Refreshments and registration begin at 5:30 p.m., the film at 5:45 p.m.

A question/answer session follows the films, with a panel of project owners.

At the evening’s end, two winning tickets from CMRC’s fourth annual Gun Raffle fundraiser will be drawn. Raffle tickets are available at The Sport Center, at Triangle Guns and will be sold at the Oct. 19 film festival.

Admission is free and all are invited to learn more about solar and now it best fits the needs of business, ranch and residential settings.


Support cancer patients by giving blood with the Red Cross


During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others. Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.

• Judith Basin: Raynesford, Oct. 30, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Raynesford School, 1 Main Street.


Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.





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